Statistical Science, M.Sc. | Duke University | Durham, United States
24 months
60220 USD/year
60220 USD/year
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The Master's in Statistical Science is a 2-year graduate degree program offered by Duke University that provides a modern, comprehensive education in statistical theory, methods and computation.  


The Master in Statistical Science program at Duke University is attractive to students interested in professional careers in industry, business and government, as well as those interested in bridging to Ph.D. studies in statistics and related areas.


  • Courses and projects emphasize stochastic model-based approaches to problems of inference and prediction, highlighting Bayesian and Machine Learning methods
  • You develop skills and expertise in modeling complex and potentially massive data sets and advanced computational methods while gaining exposure to a broad range of application contexts
  • In-house professional development opportunities and career counseling prepare students for a wide variety of highly competitive career in statistics and allied fields. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Bayesian Inference and Decision
  • Choice Theory
  • Statistical Genetics
  • Predictive Modeling and Statistical Learning
  • Programming for Statistical Science
  • Advanced Bayesian Inference and Stochastic Modeling
  • Theory of Statistical Inference
  • Probabilistic Machine Learning
  • Information Theory
  • Advanced Probabilistic Machine Learning
  • ProSeminar: Becoming a Statistical Scientist
  • DataFest
  • Bayesian and Modern Statistical Data Analysis
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Statistical Methods for Computational Biology
  • Computational Structural Biology
  • Applied Stochastic Processes
  • Statistical Data Mining
  • Statistical Decision Theory
  • Causal Inference
  • Statistical Learning and Bayesian Nonparametrics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or science from an accredited institution (transcripts required, including an estimated GPA and a grade scale)
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume
  • Three recommendations
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or equivalent—official results
  • English Language Testing (TOEFL or IELTS)—official results 
  • Interview and/or a video introduction
  • Nonrefundable application fee of US$75— paid by credit card, or by a check made payable to Duke University

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    60220 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30110 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    60220 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30110 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Durham

990 - 1670 USD /month
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